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The Tunnel Top

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Dutton $$ - $$$ , British,
Northwich Road, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4JY, England
+44 1928 718181
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Northwich Road, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4JY, England
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1 - 10 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly pub proprietors lovely welcoming couldn't do anything wrong however the food was disappointing!! Although nice tasting the Chips were way over cooked they appeared to be 4 times cooked!! Friends had the lamb with mash, lamb beautiful and tender, mash full of lumps...More

Thank Bernadette P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over priced poor food. Shame, as it used to be busy with great food and atmosphere. The pricing wouldn't be too bad if the food wasn't budget quality. Not somewhere I'd eat again.

Thank honestbenno1900
Reviewed 16 May 2017

ordered baked potatoes and a pate which we thought will not take a long time but it never arrived. We took our money and left. Very dissapointng. We will never be back ever again.

Thank jilly291
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

However much I want to like this pub because it is on my doorstep I just can't As you walk in the first thing that strikes you is the deco just reminds me of a transport cafe with the bright white wash walls the hard...More

Thank eric1234_11
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on Saturday early teatime. Staff very friendly and helpful. Menu on board in the bar area. Prices reasonable for food, drinks very well priced. Food arrived on hot plates and was very tasty. Will visit again.

Thank Lpp84
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

First time eating here in a long time but not the last. Meals were excellent, very tasty and nicely presented on warm plates. Enjoyed the evening and will definitely be back.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The beer garden has an activity play area for kids to climb over and enjoy. The bar is well decorated and inviting for all weary travellers in need of sustenance.

Thank tallika_fan
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Mother's Day , the other week. Table booked for six people , and it was a nice sunny day. We sat outside and said call us when ready. Meals had been ordered earlier. Large table for six in a corner, we were well placed ....More

Thank JAB579
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Passing in our motorhome, the sign said "Food served 12 till 9"; as it was just gone 7pm, we stopped to get a meal only to be told the kitchen closes at 7!! Talking to some regulars in the pub, there for a quiz night,...More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went to the Tunnel Top this afternoon for dinner,and it didn't disappoint. The service was great really friendly couple serving us the food was fantastic, and we both had the ribeye steak from the menu and i have to say it was the best steak...More

Thank ElizabethJenk
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Kelly G
Does anyone know who owns the land at tunnel top north there is 2 small plots not the first but second I could really do getting in contact with owner many thanks
23 February 2015|
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Response from middlec | Reviewed this property |
The area comes under Halton Borough Council so if you contact them they should be able to help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northwich Road, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Warrington  >  Dutton
  • Phone Number: +44 1928 718181
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The Tunnel Top, formerly known as the Talbot Arms has stood above the Preston Brook Tunnel on the Trent & Mersey Canal since 1903. The pub has seen many changes over time yet has remained at the heart of a local community for many years and is still inviting for passing travellers and canal users throughout the year. Many local walks can be commenced from the pub, for those interested in rural history.
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